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LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY

Question #14:
If I put my husband's name on the title to a house that was mine prior to our marriage is he entitled to 1/2 or more if I am at fault for the divorce?
Answer:
The good news is that the vast majority of States do not consider fault when distributing marital assets. The bad news is that if you put your husband's name on the title to the house, the court may consider it a gift of one half of the home to him, in which case he would have a claim to 1/2 of the house, especially if he contributed to the upkeep and or mortgage of the home.

Good luck!

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

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